Geologists say they have detected a massive earthquake on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, although it is not erupting.
The Hawaii Volcano Observatory said the quake started overnight and continued into the morning.
By 4:30 a.m., more than 140 earthquakes had been recorded, with the largest being 3.3. Most intensity was less than 1.
At the same time as the crowd, scientists recorded changes on the ground surface of the volcano. This indicates that the magma is moving beneath the southern part of the Caldera of Calavia. There is no evidence of lava on the surface.
The Observatory has changed its volcanic alert level for advisory viewing, meaning Kilauea is signaling a growing or growing unrest that is more likely to erupt.
Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, having erupted 34 times since 1952.
In 2018, about 7,700 homes were destroyed when lava erupted from volcanic paths in a residential neighborhood that lasted for more than three decades.
Kilauea is about 200 miles south of Honolulu on the large island of Hoon.